The Ayala Coop’s 24th anniversary celebration last October 15 couldn’t have been any more fitting. It wasn’t only a celebration of another milestone but also a perfect time to toast unprecedented levels of success the Coop has achieved at that point, including a record in number of members as well as total assets, which combined to again make the Ayala Coop the recipient for the third straight year of the grand slam of honors in the annual KoopBida Awards. Here, we recall this latest of the Coop’s anniversary celebrations through photos of the people the Coop shared its success with and those who are part of the various journeys it continues to take.
A highlight of the anniversary celebration was the handing of service awards to Ayala Coop personnel who have rendered loyal services to the Coop. Here, Chairman J.P. Orbeta (left) and GM Dina Orosa (right) flank this year’s three service awardees after presenting them their awards. They are Janice Quinn, who has been with the Coop for 10 years, Mel Ryan Ani (15 years), and Caze Receno (five years).
The Chairman congratulates the Coop for its accomplishments while commending its management team and staff for their passion for the Coop’s mission and advocacies.
Fr. Gerald Deveza, who officiated the anniversary mass, also gives Coop personnel and guests the blessing to heal from their ailments.
Some of the Coop’s VIP guests are shown here (from left): Atty. Francisco Villano Jr., the Department of Agriculture’s Undersecretary for Finance; the DA’s Marietta Alvis; Ayala Foundation Senior Director for Programs Joanna Ongpin-Duarte; Rise Against Hunger Deputy Executive Director Gina Virtusio; and DA Executive Regional Director Louella Rowena Lorenzana.
Mr. Orbeta is shown here with Board colleague and Globe Telecom HR Group Head Renato Jiao and Fr. Deveza during lunch.
Sharing the dining table are Coop Director Rhea Reyes of Ayala Land; Coop CFO Jenny Cura; Mr. and Mrs. Caloy and Charmaine Ang, franchise owner of Suds Go Laundry with whom the Coop has partnered; and Kristine Leonardo of the Automotive Association of the Philippines.
Four members of the Coop team look at the camera (from left): Ms. Cura, Gemma Magalona, Norie Poot and Jolina Margallo.
Aldy Katigbak, the immediate past treasurer of the Coop, joins with other guests, among them Ayala Foundation’s Senior Director for Communication Cel Amores and the Coop’s Gender and Development Committee Head Pat Mijares.
It’s time for lunch for Coop personnel and guests.
Ryan Ani addresses the attendees on behalf of his fellow service awardees.
Tuesday Rarela serves as host of the 24th anniversary program.
The Coop’s Membership Team led by Jonas Rojo (right) takes time to make a celebratory pose (from left): Nyra Abai, Tuesday Rarela, Jane Manahan, Caze Receno and Jorge Chavez.